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Posted by on in Random Thoughts

It must be terrible, suddenly becoming a FIP (Formerly Important Person), and the more (formerly) important you were, the more terrible it is.

We see it happening every day when forgotten pop stars lose their minds and will do anything, including severe harm to themselves and to others, to get noticed again. The need to be quoted, photographed and listened to is apparently so compelling, that losing their lives or their freedom trying to become relevant again, seems to be a small price to pay.

Politicians are the same, only worse. Former pop stars can harm themselves and their loved ones, but politicians will harm a whole country – and the higher their former position, the greater the damage they will do, blindly, without a qualm.

It is unfortunately not uncommon for former politicians to be impeached once they leave office, for illegal acts performed during their public service. Those who are impeached or even found guilty of crimes or misconduct appear to be particularly ruthless in pursuing public attention at all costs, in an attempt to clean themselves of their tainted public image.

While pop stars may blame the world for their misfortune (including the audience that has betrayed them, their agents, various producers, music company executives, etc.), politicians will more often than not blame their successors for their FIP status, even if the successor played no role in their demise.

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I never really took an interest in ballet and I must admit to being quite ignorant of what it is all about. However, I am curious and always eager to learn and improve, so the other day I gladly accepted a friend’s invitation to a performance by a well-known New York-based contemporary ballet company.

I was not disappointed, because the performance indeed enriched my knowledge and taught me the six rules of contemporary ballet; those I am passing on to you:

Rule #1:-->There must be no connection whatsoever between the rhythm of the music (when such is played) and the movements of the dancers, lest the viewer be distracted by the music from gaping at the dancer’s contorting bodies (as opposed, or so I am given to understand, to classic ballet.)

Rule #2:-->The booming of drums in the background must be ominous, growing louder and louder. By this device an artistic effect is created, with a coordinated movement of heads in the audience, as all gazes are wistfully directed toward the escape exit.

Rule #3:-->There must always be a number of dancers languidly moving around in a way that is clearly unrelated to the guys who are doing the heavy lifting center stage – as if they had been pushed on stage by mistake and were wondering where to go next. This artistically causes much puzzlement in the audience, which creates a growing interest in the dance.

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Posted by on in Announcements

It's here!

The sequel to the first two stories in the Dave Callaghan Series (published together in Phantom Lover) has finally been released.

The ebook is available at Amazon.com, and in all formats from Smashwords.

“Where the hell are they coming from?”
When Frankie asked a question, it always sounded like he was placing the blame on someone—me, in this case. Instead of answering, I squashed the white mouse that had just climbed out of his coffee cup. The mouse had the consistency of putty and felt like it; no bloodshed was involved in the squashing.


Arguably, the funniest Callaghan story to date, it's a steal at $2.99.

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